Topic archives: australia day

Hinch’s Senate Diary: the Greens have no hope of winning the Australia Day debate. Nor should they.

January 25, 2018 22

Senator Derryn Hinch takes on the Change the Date debate in his first Senate Diary of 2018.

How Australia Day echoes the 1948 exodus of Palestine

January 25, 2018 18

The parallels between Australia and Israel are particularly obvious on January 26, writes Randa Abdel-Fattah.

‘Change the date’ springs from a long cultural history, one that Nick Cater wouldn’t understand

January 24, 2018 5

In which Guy Rundle looks back at the history of Meanjin and A.A. Phillips influential essay "The Cultural Cringe".

Tips and rumours

January 24, 2018 3

SA Libs gunning for Xenophon ... The mixed CV of Sherry Sufi ... Trump's helicopter dramas ...

Crikey cheat sheet: where do our pollies stand on Australia Day?

January 24, 2018 13

As the debate surrounding Australia Day gets louder, which leaders are taking up the call, and which ones are burying their heads?

Chudd: I haven’t done anything to Aboriginal people aside from silence their experience

January 23, 2018 8

The Radical Left would have you believe that the date of Australia Day somehow excludes people -- yet all they offer for evidence is the people who have consistently said they’ve been excluded from the day.

Rundle: ‘Australia Day’ will fail for the same reason same-sex marriage succeeded

January 22, 2018 52

Australia Day was gone as soon as it could start to be questioned by more than a small minority of the population.

How the Australia Day culture war came to WA

January 19, 2018 21

As debate continues at every level of government in the lead-up to Australia Day, we revisit the City of Fremantle. Some aren't convinced that change, when it comes, will begin with politicians.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull, Shorten refuse to change the date

January 16, 2018 2

Good morning, early birds. The two major parties have rebuffed the Greens' campaign to change the date of Australia Day. Plus, a new report suggests sluggish wage growth will entrench inequality. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: NDIS flaws force 15-month hospital stay

January 15, 2018

Good morning, early birds. A woman has spent 15 months in hospital due to bureaucratic inefficiency. Plus, the Greens announce a nationwide campaign to change the date of Australia Day. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Change the date of Australia Day for patriotism’s sake!

August 24, 2017 8

Once again the hot topic of changing the date of Australia Day has bubbled to the surface. While Turnbull says the date is intrinsically tied to Australia culture Henry Reynolds argues that most Australians don't even know what the date specifically commemorates, and if they did, might not be so keen on keeping it.

Rundle: why change on Australia Day needs to come at a national level

August 22, 2017 34

While the Yarra and Darebin councils' decision to stop honouring Australia Day has the best intentions at heart, encouraging councils to act unilaterally could ultimately backfire on the campaign for an indigenous treaty.

Tips and rumours

August 17, 2017 5

Can Yarra Council refuse to hold citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day? ... Penny Wong meets B1 and B2 ... Rob Mitchell's (literal) tinfoil hat ...

Culleton has left the building

January 27, 2017

Sunrise, sunset.

Courage under fire: the life of a war correspondent

January 27, 2017

Tasmanian cinematographer David Brill has been to just about every major conflict in the past 30 years, writes freelance journalist John Martinkus.

Fuck off, we’re full (of contradictions): the discontents of Australia Day

January 25, 2017 33

Australia Day, nationalism and citizenship have become political tools, but Australia's reliance on immigration exposes the tensions of January 26.

When should Australia Day be, if not January 26?

January 24, 2017 19

Varied academics and ambassadors still struggle to reach a consensus on an appropriate Australia Day … day, writes Crikey intern Harrison Johnstone.

Video of the day: no Sam Kekovich in new Australia Day ad, but it causes a stir

Video of the day: no Sam Kekovich in new Australia Day ad, but it causes a stir

January 12, 2017 7

Last year, BuzzFeed was leaked a copy of the script, and reported that Aboriginal actors had distanced themselves from the production.

Essential: Aussies don’t want King Charles

Essential: Aussies don’t want King Charles

February 2, 2016 7

Support for a republic is down, and voters are unenthusiastic about other changes like the flag or Australia Day, today's Essential Report reveals.

Don’t diss blackspot funding

January 29, 2016 5

Crikey readers discuss funding and other issues of the day.